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Re: %{?dist}, recommended or optional?



On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 15:38 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Where is the part you find "somehow contradicting"? In all three quotes,
> using %{?dist} is either recommended or described as being optional.
> This dist tag macro exists in order to aid you. "recommended" is not
> equal to "mandatory".

I'm not talking about mandatory. I'm talking about the difference
between "optional", as in "use it if you think you should", and
"recommended", as in "use it if you are not sure you may need it or
not".

In some cases, when the packager has no strong feeling either way and he
is tempted to not use it to avoid making the tag more complex, should he
use it or not? For an example, see:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177096
where if I add the tag, the version will be something like
"2.0-0.1.20060103cvs.fc4", which I call ugly.

roozbeh



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